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New Perspectives on Irish English 7- SECOND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

NPIE 7 will be held at University College Cork, Ireland from Wednesday June 8 2022 to Friday June 10 2022 in Western Gateway Building, G 15. Plan B will be to go online should travel be affected by pandemic restrictions.  

NPIE 7 welcomes contributions on any and all aspects of varieties of English and Scots in the island of Ireland, and their diasporas. Research-based papers should be 20 minutes in length, and will be followed by ten minutes of discussion. Please submit an abstract with references to Nicola Bessell ( ) by 31 March 2022. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Notification of acceptance will be issued by 14 April 2022.  Abstracts should be a Word document of no more than 300 words (excluding references). 

There will be a conference fee of approximately EUR 50.00. This will include tea/coffee and a wine-reception held on Wednesday evening. Participants are asked to organize and fund their own travel and accommodation. Lunches will be available from campus and there are some (not many) cafes nearby. UCC is a 20-30 minute walk from the city center (see map link below). There are hotels in the city center and on the Western Road, which links the city center with the campus. Cork Airport is served by taxis and a not-very-frequent bus link to the city center. If you fly into Dublin there are several bus companies that run a service from Dublin airport to Cork city center. This trip takes 3.5 hours.  (

UCC map (WGB is building 81 located on the Western Road): 

Tourism Ireland on Cork City. This link gives basic information on the city:

Hotels/B&Bs that are close to campus include: 

Kingsley Hotel:  

River Lee Hotel:  

Garnish House B&B:; Audley House; any hotel B&B on the Western Road will be within easy walking distance. Sometimes there are good deals to be had from hotel booking websites.